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PHRA 20-21 Philips Hill | Pothujanam Road, Kumarapuram, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695011, India
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Graceful Homestay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Correspondence with Giles and his sister Sylvia before our visit to Graceful Homestay was excellent, informative and reassuring. This behaviour continued during our stay with Giles being a willing and caring host, helping us to organise taxis, recommending trips and restaurants. When we arrived we were greeted warmly and shown to spacious and clean rooms, with lots of hot water... More

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Fyonna, for this lovely & comprehensive review of your stay at Graceful. It's always been my endeavor that the initial correspondence by as informative & reassuring as possible so that guests can establish good communication links before arriving at Graceful. Any additional questions regarding local attractions or travel to other parts of Kerala are also answered as we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a place to stay...... home away from home ! We had a wonderful time staying in Graceful Homes. Never seen such well maintained property where everything was immaculately clean and perfect and not to forget the welcoming host and great food ! will surely recommend a must visit if you are in or near Trivandrum !

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Tanuja, for honoring us with a visit with your family. It was a pleasure to host you and offer the comforts of a home away from home. We are humbled by the warm review of your stay at Graceful & for encouraging others to do so as well. We look forward to hosting you & your family again... More

Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this homestay because it was close to the Institute where we had a workshop in Trivandrum. Little did we know what an amazing experience it would be. The homestay is set on the top of a small hill, surrounded by palm trees and peace and quiet. It is really an oasis in an otherwise very busy city. The... More

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Sylvia, for the warm words of appreciation of your stay at Graceful. We are happy that we came up to your expectations & that you enjoyed every moment of your stay here. For us also it was a pleasure to welcome you into our home and ensure that you are comfortable & feel completely at home. Thank you... More

Heidelberg, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a wonderful experience to stay at Graceful home stay. As the name goes the hosts are indeed very graceful, warm and friendly. Rooms were very clean and well maintained and the charm of the property gets to you almost immediately. The breakfast was simply the best. This was indeed a home away from home. Thank you for the... More

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Revati, for the warm words of appreciation of your stay at Graceful. We are happy that you found our property clean & charming and were comfortable in your temporary surroundings. Elsy is delighted that you loved the food enough to feel completely at home and enjoy every moment of your stay here. For us also it was a... More

Bangalore, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many nice things about this place.. Beautiful garden valley & comfy antique interiors, very warm & helpful staff, tasty breakfast. All of this for me, compensated the slight disadvantage in terms of location.. Moreover, the owners knew an auto rickshaw driver, would call him whenever I needed transport to go anywhere.

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Aditi, for the warm review of your stay at Graceful. We are pleased that you loved most aspects of your stay here despite the "disadvantage of location". But then, as you would have noticed, if we would have been closer to the city center, then we would not have had a locale as green & natural as where... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We can't fault Graceful Homestay; it has absolutely everything a traveller could wish for! We stayed here for a week, more for Graceful than Trivandrum itself. Our room was large and immaculately clean; we took the 'Down Under' which came with it's own lounge and kitchen. We also had access to the main kitchen upstairs where tea, biscuits and bananas... More

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Lyn & Ollie, for this wonderful review of your stay at Graceful. We feel overwhelmed & humbled. You touched all aspects of Graceful as the perfect home away from home and this is greatly appreciated. We try to provide the right ambiance and warm hospitality to make you feel completely at home. It is important for us that... More

Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Graceful was a lovely place to stay with welcoming and helpful hosts as well as a beautiful, well kept and clean home. They helped organise drivers for days out, dinners, massages and transfers and made me feel like their home was my home. Everything about the stay was fantastic and I would recommend to anyone in Trivandrum to stay with... More

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Ruth, for such a lovely review of your stay at Graceful. We are delighted to note that the entire period of your stay was memorable in every way ... enough for you to recommend us to your friends & family. Yes, we make every effort to provide the right ambiance so that each of our guests is well... More

Kochi (Cochin), India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Afterva big travel a cross india I felt as if I wanted to stay somewhere comfortable for the night. I found this place. Just what I needed. A nice breakfast in the morning as well. My only issue was the smell of burning plastic, which was happening nearby and was wafting up the hill. I do wish india didn't burn... More

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Paul, for an appreciative review of your brief stay at Graceful. We are sorry to note that you had to experience the smell of burning plastic wafting up our hillside but we are often helpless in such situations despite so many regulations against this. We hope & pray that better sense will finally prevail one day. Be that... More

Bangalore, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I was on a totally unplanned trip to Trivandrum and luckily I found Graceful homestay via tripadviser. Sylvia was kind enough to readily confirm the rooms over email and from the moment I reached Graceful, Mr.Giles took care of everything. Unfortunately, I had to cancel my travel plans and return immediately due some emergency and Mr.Giles was so helpful in... More

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Chitra, for the warm words of appreciation of your brief stay at Graceful. A real pity that you had to cut short your time here but when personal emergencies happen, they have to be attended to. We hope you can visit us for a longer stay some time in the future. Our doors are always open. Thank you... More

Mechelen, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

We spent 3 days here and were thrilled by the experience. The rooms are spacious and very clean, the hosts are very warm and welcoming and will do Anything They can to accomodate you. The area and garden are wonderful and your private terrace offers you the perfect spot to fully enjoy it. We will definitely come back here When... More

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Jonathan & Iris, for your warm review. It was a pleasure for us to host you this past month and we are delighted to note that you enjoyed every bit of your stay here ... enough to make you want to come again! More

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Address: PHRA 20-21 Philips Hill | Pothujanam Road, Kumarapuram, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695011, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Graceful Homestay Hotel Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Graceful Homestay Kerala, India

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